Drake University

Des Moines, IA, USA
3.81 Average Rating
Drake University is a private institution founded in 1881 by a preacher as a co-educational institute and open to all races. Admissions are rated as “more selective” and the school is listed at #3 in Regional Universities Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. There are many student organizations for undergraduates to join including minority groups such as the LGBT support group Rainbow Union, the Coalition of Black Students, and La Fuerza Latina. Marketing, actuarial science, and accounting are favored majors for undergraduate students.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 28
Average SAT Composite: 1224

What Students Are Saying

3.81 Average Rating
drake is an amazing school, the professors are easy to talk to and more than willing to help. the campus itself is beautiful and small enough to navigate easily without feeling compact. as a private school, it is a little costly but the quality of education is worth it.
Virginia from Des Moines, IA
Drake University is an amazing place to start the college journey. With its small-town feel, Drake University offers many opportunities to students, along with Des Moines, Iowa being a great resource to start job opportunities. Drake University is small enough where the professors know each of the students by name and that is the greatest feeling of all; to have that level of communication with professors.
Bethany from Centerville, IA

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